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FTSE Russell unveils suite of Paris-aligned equity indices

Jul 6th, 2021 | By
Aled Jones, Head of Sustainable Investment Product Management, EMEA, FTSE Russell

FTSE Russell has launched the FTSE EU Climate Benchmarks Index Series, a suite of climate-themed equity indices aligned with the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to two degrees above pre-industrial levels.


Putnam debuts four semi-transparent active equity ETFs

May 28th, 2021 | By
Robert L. Reynolds, President and CEO, Putnam Investments

Putnam Investments has debuted its first ETFs with the launch of four actively managed semi-transparent funds on NYSE Arca that replicate some of the firm’s most popular US equity strategies.


Regime change takes root in Factorland

Apr 22nd, 2021 | By
Regime change takes root in Factorland

By FTSE Russell.

The rotation away from pricey defensive factors (notably Quality) into their cyclically sensitive counterparts (led by Value) went into overdrive in Q1 2021 as markets recalibrated expectations for a quicker post-crisis economic recovery.


BlackRock launches actively managed carbon transition ETFs

Apr 12th, 2021 | By
Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO of BlackRock

BlackRock has launched a pair of actively managed equity ETFs aligned with the transition to a low-carbon economy.


Franklin Templeton expands active thematic line-up with launch of ‘exponential data’ ETF

Jan 18th, 2021 | By
Franklin Templeton expands active thematic line-up with launch of 'exponential data' ETF

Franklin Templeton has expanded its US line-up of actively managed thematic ETFs with the introduction of the Franklin Exponential Data ETF (XDAT US).


Searching outside the US for yield

Dec 30th, 2020 | By
Searching outside the US for yield

By Robin Marshall, Director of Fixed Income Research, FTSE Russell.

According to recent data, US Treasuries have become expensive compared to other major sovereign bond markets over the last four years.


DWS repurposes FTSE All-Share product to create UK low carbon ESG ETF

Dec 11th, 2020 | By
DWS unveils low-cost Nasdaq 100 ETF in Europe

DWS has effectively created a new ETF offering socially responsible, low carbon exposure to UK equities. The Xtrackers MSCI UK ESG UCITS ETF (XASX LN) has come into existence through the repurposing of its FTSE All-Share-linked ETF.


Ballast launches active small & mid-cap ETF

Dec 7th, 2020 | By
Ragen Stienke, Founder and Portfolio Manager of Ballast Asset Management

Texas-based fundamental equity manager Ballast Asset Management has debuted its first ETF with the launch of an actively managed strategy targeting small- and mid-capitalization stocks listed in the US.


BlackRock launches US small-cap ‘focused value’ factor ETF

Oct 30th, 2020 | By
Six styles of high yield bond ETFs

BlackRock has launched a new ETF providing focused exposure to value stocks within the small-cap segment of the US equity market.


HSBC rolls out ESG low carbon UK equity ETF

Oct 9th, 2020 | By
HSBC rolls out ESG low carbon UK equity ETF

HSBC Global Asset Management has further extended its sustainable ETF line-up with the launch of a UK exposure on the London Stock Exchange.